Duquesne Light, in partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), is currently accepting applications for its 2019-20 Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program. The one-year program, which will begin in August 2019, is designed to prepare students for entry-level skilled craft positions associated with electric utilities. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1.
Participants in the program will be exposed to the theoretical and practical aspects of working in an electric utility. This includes general education courses like math, introduction to information technology and AC theory, as well as the practical elements of working in overhead, underground and substation maintenance.
“The EDT program is a great first step for individuals who are interested in a career in the electric utility industry,” said John Andzelik, Manager, Workforce Development. “We’re always looking for skilled talent, and those who successfully complete this program will be considered for future employment with Duquesne Light.”
As with the 2018-19 EDT Program, DLC will offer a five-week rotational internship at the end of the first semester, as well as a three-month internship at the end of the second semester, where students will be placed with a department. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in Electrical Distribution Technology from CCAC.
While participants are responsible for their own tuition, Duquesne Light will be awarding five scholarships this year.
To review the selection criteria, visit www.duquesnelight.com/EDT.
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